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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

Sally weakens quickly but still dumps deluge on Deep South

Hurricane Sally dumped rain measured in feet, not inches, killing at least one person and forcing the rescue of hundreds as it pushed inland Wednesday night. See the latest photos and compare Sally to the costliest hurricanes on record.

At least 1 dead, hundreds rescued after Hurricane Sally

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Hurricane Sally lumbered ashore near the Florida-Alabama line Wednesday with 105 mph (165 kph) winds and rain measured in feet, not inches, killing at least one person, swamping homes and forcing the rescue of hundreds as it pushed inland for what could be a slow and disastrous drenching across the Deep South.

'Sigh of relief': Sally spares a Mississippi gator ranch

MOSS POINT, Miss. (AP) — As rain and wind from Sally started reaching the Gulf Coast, the manager of a Mississippi alligator ranch was just hoping he wouldn’t have to deal with a repeat of what happened during Hurricane Katrina.

5 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

'Huge rainmaker': Hurricane Sally threatens historic floods

NAVARRE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Heavy rain, pounding surf and flash floods hit parts of the Florida Panhandle and the Alabama coast on Tuesday as Hurricane Sally lumbered toward land at a painfully slow pace, threatening as much as 30 inches (76 centimeters) of rain and dangerous, historic flooding.

Winds kick up century old volcanic ash in Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — While western U.S. states were suffering from hazy red skies from wildfires, Alaska was dealing with an air quality problem born a century ago.

Sally's threat: 'Potentially historic' floods, fierce winds

WAVELAND, Miss. (AP) — Hurricane Sally, one of four storms churning simultaneously in the Atlantic, moved closer to the Gulf Coast on Monday with winds of 100 mph (161 kph) and heavy rain as forecasters warned of “potentially historic” flooding and governors declared states of emergency.

Trump spurns science on climate: 'Don't think science knows'

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — With the smell of California wildfires in the air, President Donald Trump on Monday ignored the scientific consensus that climate change is playing a central role in historic West Coast infernos and renewed his unfounded claim that failure to rake forest floors and clear dead timber is mostly to blame.

Several Tri-Cities Airport flights canceled due to smoke

TRI-CITIES, Wash. - Several flights at the Tri-Cities airport were canceled over the weekend and Monday morning due to smoky skies and poor visibility. RELATED: Smoke, hazardous air quality continues Monday -Kristin Tri-Cities Airport Director Buck Taft tells KAPP-KVEW 'several'…

Sally set to become hurricane and threaten U.S. Gulf Coast

WAVELAND, Miss. (AP) — Tropical Storm Sally slowed down Sunday as it churned northward toward the U.S. Gulf Coast, increasing the risk of heavy rain and dangerous storm surge before an expected strike as a Category 2 hurricane in southern Louisiana.

Winds a worry as death toll reaches 35 from West Coast fires

BEAVERCREEK, Ore. (AP) — Nearly all the dozens of people reported missing after a devastating blaze in southern Oregon have been accounted for, authorities said over the weekend as crews battled wildfires that have killed at least 35 from California to Washington state.

Groups turn to hotels to shelter fire evacuees amid virus

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Fearing one disaster will feed another, relief groups are putting some people who fled their homes during West Coast wildfires into hotels to reduce the spread of the coronavirus, stringing up shower curtains to separate people in group shelters and delivering box lunches instead of setting up buffets.

Paulette rolls toward Bermuda; Sally threatens Gulf Coast

MIAMI (AP) — Residents of Bermuda were urged to prepare to protect life and property ahead of Hurricane Paulette, while Tropical Storm Sally threatened to intensify into a hurricane as it approached the U.S. Gulf Coast.